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Sun, May 19



Annual Malcolm X Day and Pilgrimage

Annual Malcolm X Day and Pilgrimage
Annual Malcolm X Day and Pilgrimage

Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Hartsdale, 280 Secor Rd, Hartsdale, NY 10530, USA

About the event

The O.A.A.U. (Organization of Afro-American Unity), and Muslim Mosque, Inc, along with the Sons of African (SOA) formally invite the Community to celebrate the Annual Malcolm X Day and Pilgrimage to the resting place of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz on Sunday, May 19, 2024. 


This year will be El Hajj Malik El Shabazz’s (Malcolm X) 99th Birthday Anniversary and the 59th year of pilgrimage since our fallen leader’s assassination.

The Ceremony will be facilitated and conducted by the Sons of Africa (SOA), under the direction of the Senior OAAU Officials: Rodnell Collins, Prof. James Small (El-Hajj Amin Ash Shaheed), and Bro. Willie Stark.

We will also BROADCAST the ceremony LIVE on this page.

The continued health of you and our community is very important to us.We do encourage all participants to exercise prudent judgement. Wearing a mask or face covering is optional. If you are not feeling well please STAY HOME.

GRAVE SITE PROTOCALS: 1. EVERYONE MUST stay along the side of the vehicles (upon existing buses and cars). 2. NO ONE IS TO APPROACH THE GRAVE UNTIL INSTRUCTED!! 3. AT ALL TIMES, participants are asked to respect the other graves around the cemetery and where we stand. 4. Cars should pull up behind buses upon entering the cemetery. DO NOT DOUBLE PARK. 5. Follow the directives of O.A.A.U. Staff. 6. NO ONE IS ALLOWED BEHIND THE CEREMONY PROCESSION!!!


The O.A.A.U. and Muslim Mosque, Inc. initiated the pilgrimage in 1965 under the direction of Sister Ella Collins, after the burial of Malcolm X. Sister Ella Collins had the foresight to honor and show respect for our fallen leader as well as to educate future generations about the legacy of Malcolm X and his effort to liberate African People’s minds and bodies. The ceremony was continued and directed by Sister Ella Collins and then put under the direction of Bro. James Small, Bro. Willie Stark and her son, Rodnell Collins. Today the pilgrimage is conducted by a new generation of young leaders.

We wish to thank the following organizations for their support: UNIA Philadelphia Division; Soul School, Baltimore, MD; National Black United Front (NBUF); New Black Panther Party; Malcolm X Commemoration Committee, African National Science, WADU, and its president, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, and the African Community and the Essex County College Africana Studies Department under the direction of Dr. Akil Khalfani.

For further information contact: Prof. James Small, Vice President and Executive Director of the Eastern Region, O.A.A.U. on Facebook or direct email inquiries to Prof. James Small at and Bro. Reggie at


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